Leukaemia patient takes part in Great Birmingham Run!

18th October 2013


There were many inspirational stories from the BUPA Great Birmingham Run but none more so than that of Karl Murphy.

Karl has leukaemia, and is treated by Professor Charlie Craddock at the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Just over four weeks ago he had a bone marrow transplant. You would think that he would want to rest up and recover from such a serious procedure...far from it. Karl contacted us last week as he was desperate to get a place in Sunday's half marathon and amazingly he did take part with his girlfriend Rachel and finished in under four hours!

Here is a video of Karl from last week as we visited him in hospital while he was having his blood levels topped up ahead of Sunday's race:

If you have been inspired by Karl's story and would like to run for Cure Leukaemia in next year's event you can register by clicking here.

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